Toyota-developed Dynamic Torque Control AWD combines power, driving confidence and efficiency to offer more choice to Canadian car lovers
TORONTO, ONTARIO – MARCH 20, 2020 – As we welcome Spring, we can’t forget about our Canadian winters. Winter is a fact of life in Canada – which is why the all-new 2020 Toyota Camry lineup includes five model and trim combinations riding on the company’s specially designed and engineered Dynamic Torque Control AWD system. Now listed on Toyota.ca and arriving in Toyota Dealer showrooms across the country this month, the Camry AWD is ready to turn winter driving into all-wheel drive fun.
“The beauty of Canada is our four seasons including winter where most Canadians embrace the cold and the snow – and that’s easier to do with a vehicle designed to take the hassle out of winter driving,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Toyota knows this, so we’re delighted to invite Canadians who love the driving fun, unparalleled comfort and sporty, modern style of our popular Camry sedan to take advantage of the extra all-weather performance of our new all-wheel-drive models.”
For the new Camry, Toyota engineers responded to North American demand for an available AWD powertrain that would provide effective traction for when the weather turns inclement and the roads become slick, while minimizing the most common drawback of AWD – namely, additional fuel use. They found the answer in the Dynamic Torque Control AWD – originally developed for the all-new RAV4 in 2019. The flexibility and engineering of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) design process allowed engineers to modify the RAV4 system and apply it to the Camry. The result is an AWD model that adds just 165 lbs. compared to the front wheel drive Camry equivalents, while matching those FWD models in all critical criteria – including passenger space, trunk room, ride comfort, cabin quietness and vehicle agility.
When required, the Camry’s AWD system can direct up to 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels – in response to acceleration from a standing start, or slippage by the front wheels. Notably, when all wheel drive isn’t required – such as on long highway stretches – the electromagnetic-controlled coupling on the front of the rear wheel drive axle can disengage the propeller shaft from the differential to save fuel. The AWD system will re-engage in an instant when needed and is transparent to the driver.
Other than the additional traction gained, the new Toyota Camry AWD models are equipped with the same standard features and specifications as their FWD equivalents. This includes a powerful yet efficient 2.5L Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine that generates 202 horsepower on the LE, SE and XLE grade and 205 horsepower on the XSE model that is linked to a responsive sequential shift mode eight-speed automatic transmission. The Toyota Camry AWD also comes equipped with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, air conditioning, LED headlamps, keyless entry with remote trunk release, a multi-information display, backup camera, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 and the Star Safety System. Toyota will offer the AWD models in a selection of trim levels, as follows:
The 2020 Toyota Camry LE AWD (starting MSRP: $29,850) features 17” alloy wheels, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, fabric seat coverings, a 7” multi-information display, and electric parking brake.
The 2020 Toyota Camry XLE AWD (starting MSRP: $38,390) builds on the LE AWD trim, with 18” alloy wheels, dual-zone air conditioning, an auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated HomeLink system, the Toyota Smart Key System with Push Button Start, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety technologies, a Premium Audio with Remote – which includes embedded navigation, Destination Assist (1 year trial), Remote Connect (1 year trial) and Service Connect (10 year trial), an 8” display, a wireless charging system for personal electronics, a six-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat, leather seating, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic moon roof and premium LED headlamps.
The 2020 Toyota Camry SE AWD (starting MSRP: $30,290) features 17” alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, sport fabric seat coverings with leatherette trim, a 7” multi-information display, leather-wrapped steering wheel, paddle shifters, sport front and rear fascia, and electric parking brake.
The 2020 Toyota Camry SE Upgrade AWD (starting MSRP: $33,750) builds on the SE AWD model, adding 18” alloy wheels, dual-zone air conditioning, an auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated HomeLink system, the Toyota Smart Key System with Push Button Start, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety technologies, Autio Plus with Remote – which includes Remote Connect (1 year trial) and Service Connect (10 year trial), an 8” display, a wireless charging system for personal electronics, a heated steering wheel, and a power moon roof.
The 2020 Toyota Camry XSE AWD (starting MSRP: $36,650) builds on the SE AWD Upgrade model, adding 19” alloy wheels, leather seat surfaces, six-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat, ambient cabin lighting, full speed dynamic radar cruise control, and a panoramic glass roof.
The 2020 Toyota Camry AWD models go on sale March 20, 2020 at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications on these – as well as a full range of front wheel drive Camry and Camry V6 models – visit www.toyota.ca/camry.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over five million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.